Cheryl Tucker Named as Executive Director


Following an extensive national search, our Board of Directors unanimously selected Cheryl Tucker as MCF’s next Executive Director. Cheryl will bring 20 years of cancer-related Cherylpublic health experience to the role, most recently at the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network.  She will join us on May 13.


“A number of excellent candidates responded to this opportunity, but Cheryl’s depth of experience in Maine’s fight against cancer elevated her candidacy to the top,” said Matthew Libby, Board President. “She understands the public health challenges facing communities statewide and how to leverage our collective resources, both human and financial, to lessen the impact and incidence of cancer in Maine.”


At MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, Cheryl has led cancer prevention and detection efforts within the MaineHealth system as manager of population health. Previously, she spent more than 17 years at the American Cancer Society (ACS) in various leadership positions, most recently as senior director of hospital systems for the New England Division and earlier as state vice president for health initiatives in Maine. While at ACS, Cheryl collaborated with oncology-related teams and public-health professionals throughout Maine and New England.


As Executive Director, Cheryl will oversee our efforts to reduce cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. Her extensive fundraising and management experience will guide MCF’s statewide effort to advance the most promising and effective cancer-fighting efforts available through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building. “I am really excited to be joining the great team of volunteers and staff at Maine Cancer Foundation," said Cheryl, "and I look forward to our shared efforts to play a leadership role in changing the story of cancer in Maine.”


Cheryl received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine. She has earned advanced certification in management, group and peer mentoring and grant writing. Cheryl resides in Brunswick.